Maandag 4 oktober | 20.00-21.00 uur
Bonifatiuskerk, Leeuwarden

Maria van Nieukerken, conductor

Maria van Nieukerken is Conductor & Artistic Director of the professional chamber choir PA’dam and both choirs of Toonkunst Rotterdam. PA’dam challenged composer Gustavo Trujillo to create a new autonomous authentic piano version of Mozart’s Requiem, focusing on Mozart’s original score. PA’dam will perform this special version under the direction of Maria van Nieukerken.


From 2017-2020 Maria van Nieukerken was conductor of the Belgian National Youth Choir BEvocal. With organist Wim Dijkstra she has been organising the concert series ‘Bach in Monnickendam’ for 15 years. Previously Maria was choirmaster of the opera ‘Einstein on the beach’ (Glass) with Collegium Vocale Gent. She also conducted ‘Tears of Mary’ in 2019 and 2020, a production of Johannette Zomer around International Women’s Day.

Maria regularly works as an assistant conductor for, among others, Collegium Vocale Gent. In this role she has worked closely with conductors such as Yannick Séguin, Reinbert de Leeuw, Philippe Herreweghe, Zsolt Nagy, Stefan Asbury, Heinz Holliger and Marcus Creed. Maria also regularly acts as a jury member at international choral and composition competitions, such as the European Award for Choral Composers and the International Competition for young Choral Conductors in Turin.


Mozart’s Requiem by PA’dam conducted by Maria van Nieukerken

PA’dam conducted by Maria van Nieukerken

Date: Monday 4th October
Time: 20.00 – 21.00
Location: Boniface Church, Leeuwarden

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